Friday, January 15, 2010

Every Word Counts

I usually try to do a gratitude post on Fridays... things that I've noticed and appreciated during the week. But with the earthquake in Haiti... wow. How can I even begin? During last night's prayers with my children, we thanked God for such simple things as food and water and a roof over our heads that wasn't falling down, and for knowing all of us were safe and in the same place.

It's grim and overwhelmingly sad to turn on the TV or the internet.

So instead of my usual, I'm passing on something that showed up in my email today from someone in one of my writing groups. It made me laugh on this bleak morning. I hope it makes you laugh too!


Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

No, really?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for- nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?!

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

Happy Friday, y'all!


  1. Oh, I loved em! Especially the Panda one. LOL

  2. Those are hilarous and a great way to end the week.

  3. I'm with Patti. Really funny and much needed with such a horrific event staring us in the face.

  4. LOL I loved them! ANd thanks for giving us a nice way to end the week.